reply to post by R0CR13
Yes i have just about arrived at a cohesive reconstruction of the earliest cosmology, i need to put together then frame whatever questions are raised
I want to answer here the questions you raised here meantime;
The premise you, and others, have raised, is that is this a question of later cultures replacing what was essentialy representations of a technology
based belief system with that of mythology.
I don't believe that is the case, the cosmology i outline is inter-related to natural cycles of rebirth, transition through the underworld, to have
power over death and life eternal, the staples of mythology and religion.
A question that remains open for me though is was the basic cosmological mechanics of this belief system bestowed upon makind from elsewhere, and do
the principles involved have other application, for example, the Mountain of Light, at worlds end, the pyramid, the ziggurat, passageway into the
underworld or stairway into the Heavens was based upon the zodiacal light phenomena.
The zodiacal light is of course diffuse dust particles reflecting sunlight along the ecliptic plane, and yet this ethereal shimmering light phenomena
inspired the most monumental and solid constructions of mankind, and what could be read into this is that the nature of the rebirth transition, the
passing through from one horizon to another will involve this breakdown into particles of light.
You brought up Tanit iconography;
The triangle there represents the zodiacal light, the concern here is always with transition across horizons, the columns at either side are based
upon the Sumerian glyph for 'Nun' or Lady, in that the Lady of Heaven, Innana/Ishtar/Tanit was always the primary symbol for such, based upon the
planet Venus' close relationship to sunrise/sunset, transition from darkness to light, night/day.
The glyph for 'Nun' may be based upon sightline markers for observing Venus transition across the horizon.
The transition across the arc of the skies will have related bird symbolism as seen above, also seen of course in conjunction with the zig-zags at
Gobekli Tepe, and the transition through the underworld had serpent related iconography, thus one see's from Jiroft early representations of a Deity
Going back to the consideration then of technology or mythology, as seen the transition through the horizons was based upon a symbol that involves
light reflecting particles forming a suggestion of a wondrous mountain, the transition through the underworld involved inter-twined and connecting
serpents, wurm holes if one adopts the Germanic, were matter has been broken down into its basic constituent particles to be reformed upon arrival at
some distant horizon;
One see's then that in this thought system there is the potential for it to be interpreted in terms of portals were matter is broken down into
constituent particles and translated though interconnecting wurm-holes to distant horizons, whilst the iconography is also a cohesive cosmological
metaphor for natural rebirth cycles, a thought system of considerable depth...and thus mysteries continue to delight...and if one wishes to travel
through those serpents be prepared to shed your skin.
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